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Graduate Lecture – HT2017

02 Mar 17

Speaker: Alex Bouchard-Cote, Department of Statistics, The University of British Columbia

Title: Statistical/computational phylogenetics

Abstract: I will start with a basic introduction to phylogenetics from a statistical and computational point of view. I will then describe some non-standard motivating applications in historical linguistics and cancer genetics. Finally, I will cover a methodology motivated by challenges encountered in these applications, which we call Divide-and-Conquer Sequential Monte Carlo methods.

The slides for this talk can be found here.